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    OK, so I've got my GCSE mocks coming up, and I need to learn to be able to translate Latin to English for Pliny, Tacitus etc. . Any tips on how to learn Latin to English direct translation (so if I got given any of the Latin, I would be able to know which sentence it was). Any tips/methods appreciated .

    NB: I don't need to learn to TRANSLATE words, its more knowing the meaning of the sentences in English directly.
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    Everybody does this differently. I always memorize the straight english translation in small sections, and then (somewhat unwisely) hope to recognize words in order to figure out where I am in the latin. I know others though who memorized all of the latin as well as the engkish, and knew how the sections matched up.

    For the actual memorization I usually write out a section and learn it a sentence at a time, until I can recite the whole thing off from memory, and then I go back and learn a few stylistic devices in that section that work for some of the longer questions. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Tweak6)
    Everybody does this differently. I always memorize the straight english translation in small sections, and then (somewhat unwisely) hope to recognize words in order to figure out where I am in the latin. I know others though who memorized all of the latin as well as the engkish, and knew how the sections matched up.

    For the actual memorization I usually write out a section and learn it a sentence at a time, until I can recite the whole thing off from memory, and then I go back and learn a few stylistic devices in that section that work for some of the longer questions. Good luck!
    Thanks I've tried doing it in little bits and it seems to work... Hoping to get it memorised soon
 
 
 
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